A recently released documentary titled “Young and Gay: Jamaica’s Gully Queens” has portrayed Jamaica as an extremely homophobic society.
According to the creators of the documentary, murder and rape are common occurrences in Jamaica against LGBTI people, with little to no retribution or justice brought against those responsible.
Below is an excerpt from their caption for the short film:
For trans girls and gay men unable or unwilling to hide their sexuality, the sense of community and relative safety the gully provides acts as a welcome sanctuary, and for many, a hope of change to come.
VICE News travelled to the New Kingston area to see what LGBTI life is like in Jamaica — where just being who you are can mean living a life underground.
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